Thyme adds a warm herbal note to the savory sausage and briny-sweet mussels. Prep and Cook Time: 25 minutes. Notes: If using sausage links, remove casings and crumble meat before adding it to the pan. You can cook the aromatics a day ahead (through step 2), cover and chill them, then reheat before adding mussels.

Maria Hines
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Jim Henkens; Karen Shinto

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 10 to 12 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large sauté pan or pot over medium-high heat, melt 1 tbsp. butter. Add sausage and cook, stirring to break into bits, until sausage is cooked through and starting to brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

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  • Add shallot and garlic. Stir until fragrant, 1 minute. Add wine, increase heat to high, and cook until reduced by half, 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and stir in remaining butter and the lemon juice.

  • Add mussels, cover, and increase heat to high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mussels are open, about 4 minutes. Stir in thyme and pepper. Divide mussels among 12 plates, along with some of the sauce from bottom of pan. Serve immediately.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Source

Tilth, Seattle, Washington

Nutrition Facts

144 calories; calories from fat 75%; protein 6.3g; fat 12g; saturated fat 5.3g; carbohydrates 2.1g; fiber 0.1g; sodium 261mg; cholesterol 32mg.
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